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Successful pipeline seminar held

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The ‘Pipeline Life-Cycle Extension Strategies (from a German operator's point of view)’ seminar was held on 14 February, with several managers, technical experts and researchers from Germany, Qatar and Egypt participating.

The seminar was a spin-off event of the international conference and exhibition under the title “Pipeline-Pipe-Sewer Technology conference and exhibition” (PPST), which was held between 17 - 19 September 2016 in Cairo. Under the patronage of the Minister of Petroleum and Metallurgy, HE Mr Tarek El-Molla, and the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Transport, HE Dr. Mostafa Kamal Madbouli Mohammed, the PPST is dedicated to the exchange of latest technologies on Pipeline, Pipe and Sewer in order to expand their safe, cost-effective and sustainable use.

The seminar was chaired by Mr Heinz Watzka, the former Managing Director of Technical Services for Germany’s largest pipeline operator, Open Grid Europe, who gave detailed technical input on innovative tools and techniques developed for a failure-free and economic operation and maintenance of high-pressure oil, gas and water pipeline systems.

The main topics of discussion during the conference were leak detection, pipeline safety, inline inspection, pipeline integrity management systems, stations and components, as well as repair works.

Participants from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO and CCC, among others, guaranteed their attendance at the upcoming PPST conference and exhibition.

Egypt and other regions in both Africa and the Middle East are on the way to a better industrialisation, and are in need of a developed supply and disposal infrastructure. The PPST intends to promote Egypt as regional hub for sustainable solutions related to pipeline, pipe and sewer assets.

The seminar was followed by the first advisory committee meeting led by experts from small, medium and large companies and operators in the energy and water sectors chaired by the Co-Chair of the event, Dr. Alaa El Ezz.

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